He enjoyed both classical and chamber music and was a staunch committee member of the Dorset Summer Music Society. He loved good wine, choosing his food to accompany the wine rather than the other way round. He also loved watching rugby and cricket, and was an avid supporter of Harlequins becoming a season-ticket holder at The Stoop. Farriers in 1985, and was Master in 2011/12, occupying a position which years earlier had been held by his father. In the year he was Master, the Company was fully involved in both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and in the London Olympics so Stephen’s calm and quiet approach to all problems combined with a steely determination to get the right thing done was much appreciated. Stephen grew up in a Christian family and he and Stella attended services in Sherborne Abbey for many years, before becoming involved in the life of St Lawrence Church in Winchester. After retirement, he started to work as a Samaritan listening volunteer in Winchester. His Christian faith carried him through to the end which was caused by pancreatic cancer. He is greatly missed and survived by Stella, married children Camilla and Tim, and by three grandchildren. Stephen’s brother, Ben Scott OA, contributed this obituary and photograph. Trevor Norman Adrian Simmons [1959-67] 28.07.1948 – 11.03.2016 Trevor Simmons was born in Margate and his family moved Stephen was admitted as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of
Although not particularly sporting at Dulwich, Trevor took up squash when he moved to Havant and became an enthusiastic and competitive player. Other sports followed over the years such as tennis, and most watersports, especially windsurfing. He took up golf when he retired and even learned to ride a horse, mainly to be able to accompany Jane, although he later swapped a horse saddle for a cycle saddle and tried to keep up with horses on his bicycle instead! Trevor loved the technical side of sports and spent many hours studying how to improve his mastery of them. Trevor and Jane took many holidays during their time together and saw most of Europe. Trevor’s favourite destination was Venice, but they also loved winter sports in Austria, where they had a favourite hotel in Hinterglemm. Trevor was a good skier but, typically, he wanted a new sporting challenge so he moved on to snowboarding which he also greatly enjoyed. It was on their eleventh visit to the same hotel that Trevor contracted a virus, was admitted to hospital in Zell-am-See where he developed sepsis and tragically died only three days after being taken ill. Trevor is remembered by all his friends as a true gentleman with a good sense of humour, who loved life, sport, his friendship with Jane, as well as his enduring love of Dulwich College, where he would often return for reunions, Founder’s Days, and OA rugby matches and social events. His funeral was held on 1st April 2016 at Chichester Crematorium and among the many mourners were friends from Dulwich, who stood for the School Song, and for the playing of “Goodbye”, as commonly sung by boys leaving the College. It was a fitting tribute to a man who loved Dulwich, and was followed by a
natural for both Trevor and his elder brother Rod to be educated there. Trevor came to the College from the Prep and was in Spenser. He greatly enjoyed his school days, especially excelling at Chemistry. Although in later life he loved sport, at school he preferred to spend time in the chemistry lab rather than on the sports field, but he did enjoy rugby and rifle-shooting, and was in the school Shooting team in his final year. After leaving Dulwich he went to Chelsea College to study for a chemistry degree, intending to pursue a career as a pharmacist. After his first year, he had a change of heart and saw that computer firms like IBM were recruiting young professionals. He successfully applied to IBM and began a career that spanned his entire working life. In the 1970s computer technology was very different, and he started work in London using punched cards and disc files. An opportunity then arose for him to become a systems programmer, and he moved to Havant on the south coast and set up home there. His career with IBM involved him in many different projects, including detailed programming, and later progressing to becoming a business analyst. One of these projects involved the early work on bar coding, which are so vital today with our reliance on them in all sorts of capacities. He took early retirement from IBM in 2002. It was on an assignment to the IBM head office in Portsmouth in 1981 that Trevor met Jane Bartholomew, who worked as PA to the Finance Director. They became the very best of friends and were partners for the rest of his life. She went on to work at Goodwood near Chichester, and in retirement they both lived in Chichester, sharing many activities but also their own interests.
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